Grief Support Services

To make an appointment or inquire
about our services:

Contact us by calling the Alive Hospice Griefline at 615-963-4732. 

About Our Grief Counselors

Office locations: Nashville, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Lebanon


Find Comfort

As part of our mission of service to the community, Alive Hospice has offered professional grief support in Middle Tennessee since 1975. We serve everyone in the community who can benefit from grief support, regardless of whether their loved one was our patient. Alive Hospice offers a variety of programs for adults and children. Together with the griever, we develop a customized care plan taking into account individual needs and circumstances. Each of our counselors has a minimum of 15 years of direct counseling experience with bereaved clients.

Did you know?
Around 40% of our grief support clients had no prior connection to Alive Hospice, such as a loved one who received hospice care. Our services are available to anyone who has been touched by the loss of a loved one.

How We Help

  • Individual counseling: One-on-one sessions with Master's Level Grief Counselors. Up to 30 sessions are free of charge to family and friends of Alive Hospice patients. A fee is charged for those whose loved one was not a patient of Alive Hospice. No one is denied service for inability to pay.
  • Support groups: Eight-week sessions facilitated by professional counselors in various locations. In addition to our individual counseling services, Alive Grief Support Services facilitates quarterly support groups for those who been affected by the death of a loved one. These groups are limited in size, and organized according to the type of loss experienced. Professional counselors facilitate these eight-week groups. 
  • Group memorial services for families and friends of patients served by Alive Hospice
  • Children’s grief services: Summer day camps in Nashville and Murfreesboro, annual overnight retreat for teens, specialized counseling and group support
  • Bereavement care notes sent for one year to the families and friends of patients served by Alive Hospice
  • Holiday grief seminars open to the public
  • Grief in the Workplace sessions
  • Educational presentations to professional and community organizations


Our services are not reimbursed through third-party payment and we rely chiefly on grants and donations to pay for the cost of our programs. We ask our clients to contribute as follows:

Individual counseling

  • For families and friends of Alive Hospice patients: Up to 30 free private counseling sessions with additional sessions at $30
  • For all others: $30 per session

Eight-week support groups

$40 for ALL participants

Children's day camps

$30 for three days

Teen retreat weekend

$50 for three days, two nights.

As part of Alive Hospice’s commitment, we serve all who request our care and can reduce or waive all grief support fees for those who cannot afford them.

Coming Up

Fall Support Groups

Our Fall 2017 Grief Support Groups will begin meeting soon in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Lebanon and Brentwood.

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Nashville Seminars: Nov. 16 & Dec. 14, 2017
Murfreesboro Seminar: Nov. 16, 2017
Hendersonville Seminar: Nov. 16, 2017
Lebanon Seminar: Nov. 16, 2017

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